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The act of kindness that I never expected

I was out shopping for my dad. She let me go by myself, so that meant I could listen to my music on my phone. Depressing, ~sad~ music. I was very depressed, thinking that the world was completely messed up and generally feeling really sad and worried. I arrived at the shopping centre and went to buy what my dad told me to (2 packs of dishwasher tablets and kitchen paper). Then I went out of the shop, carrying everything in my hands (I will not be paying 5p extra for plastic bag), wanting to get to the nearest bench to put shopping in my backpack. I put my backpack on the bench together with the shopping and proceeded with barely fitting the kitchen paper into my backpack. Then, a small boy (probably 7-10yrs) picked picked up the dishwasher tablets. I started to panik and was about to ask him why he is taking my stuff. But just before I asked him what he was doing, he helped me pack the dishwasher tablets into my backpack. I thanked him afterwards and went. This literally made my day and I kept me smiling for at least another 2-3 days. I was confused, because why would someone be kind without a motive, but then I understood that humanity is too quick to make assumptions. This random act of kindness from a small boy whom I didn't even know, made me genuinely happy, which I haven't been for ages and I started to get out of the black spiral that was my ~sadness~.

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